Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Four Albums I Felt like Blabbing About (That You Should Check Out)
After thinking about how much I love the eighties U.S. power metal scene, I slapped Omen's Warning of Danger on, and it's still one of my favorite records from the time, bar none. I say "still" because I gave it a listen many years ago and was impressed by it, of course, but lost track of it as I added album after album to my never-ending backlog of music. While the production is without a doubt dated, the music is great all the same--melodic intros, aggressive riffs, and over-the-top vocals in your face and ready to slay an unsuspecting victim. Personally, when I envision metal, this is what comes to mind, not any variety of extreme metal bands. And in that sense, Warning of Danger is a metal anthem in its entirety.